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Women’s Track & Field Signs Four in Early Period

Women’s Track & Field Signs Four in Early Period

Nov. 17, 2005

The Clemson women’s track & field program announced the signing of four student-athletes for the 2006-07 season on Thursday. Joining the squad next year will be Caroline Kennedy, a pole vaulter from Orlando, FL; Lauren Klas, a distance runner from Mauldin, SC; Elizabeth Tempel, a distance runner from Beaufort, SC; and Michaylin Golladay, a multi-event athlete from Largo, MD.

“I am delighted by our early signing period recruiting efforts,” said Marcia Noad, head coach of the Clemson Lady Tigers. “I am extremely pleased that we beat out some very tough competition to sign such high caliber prospective student-athletes.”

Klas earned four letters in cross country and five in track at Mauldin High School. She led the Mavericks to a cross country state championship and is a two-time team MVP in both track and cross country. Klas helped the 4x800m relay team set the school record as well during her time at Mauldin.

Tempel, who earned six cross country letters and four in track, led Beaufort High School to the 2002 State Championship in track & field and her cross country squad to a fourth-place finish in 2003. She earned All-State honors in cross country and 3200m, and also earned All-Region honors in both events as well.

“Lauren and Elizabeth are going to add depth to our distance program and reflect our commitment to in-state recruiting,” Noad said. “Both young ladies are terrific additions to our program.”

Noad is also excited about the signing of Golladay and Kennedy. A native of Largo, MD, Golladay has been recruited to compete in the sprints, jumps, and hurdles. Kennedy will be competing in the pole vault.

“Caroline is a very athletic young lady who we believe will develop into an outstanding pole vaulter,” Noad said. “She is a very strong student who we are confident will be a leader on the track and in the classroom. Michaylin is a versatile athlete who could develop into a top performer in a number of different events. Her natural leadership ability will be a welcome addition to our team.”